CLTA Study Grants Checklist and Scoring Rubric

CLTA Study Grants Checklist and Scoring Rubric

Please note that we will only be accepting Grant Applications by PDF files.  You may submit these to Kevin Duffy past.president@clta.net. There is no information yet as to whether specific grants will be funded, but you are encouraged to apply now. Please check back.

Check one
____ Spanish Government Grant
____ French Government Grant (Reviewer check one:
         ____ Northern County, ____ Southern County)
____ Quebec Government Grant (If this grant is funded, we already have a recipient from 2014 who was not able to make use of the grant.)
____ Goethe Institute Grant (Grant for summer 2016 if funded – please apply by mid-October 2015 – check back for specific deadline)
____ Italian Government Scholarship Grant for CLTA Conference – Scroll down for specific checklist for this grant only.
____ Chinese Government Grant
____ Japan Foundation Government new procedure for this grant! – apply directly to Japan Foundation
____ Memorial Scholarship Grant (formerly Mary DuFort)
____ LangAbroad Grant
____ Centro MUNDOLENGUA Grant

Checklist for Consideration of Application

Requirements
Comments
Y N
PDF file sent by January 15, 2015 to past.president@clta.net
Y N
Evidence of CLTA membership (minimum: this year and preceding year) You can get E-mail confirmation from the membership chair membership@clta.net.
Y N
Have received/ Have not received this grant within the last four years?
Y N
Completed application form sent PDF format to past.president@clta.net.
Y N
Brief professional resume/CV – PDF format.
Y N
Three letters of recommendation, submitted as PDF file.
Y N
Evidence that the nominee is currently employed as a teacher of WLOE*
Y N
Nominee lives in California or teaches in California
Y N
Assurance that upon completion of the travel and/or study, the recipient will present a report to the Membership at CLTA’s Annual Conference or will submit a written report for publication in the CLTA News. Please indicate intention in letter described below:
Y N
A letter written by the candidate describing the following:
Y N
Motivation for applying for this grant
Y N
How the grant will help the applicant to improve his/her teaching skills
Y N
Projected impact on the applicant’s students and classroom activities
xxxx
*WLOE: World languages other than English Reviewer: If this checklist is complete (all requirements met), proceed to scoring rubric below.

Nomination sent as a single PDF file by January 15, 2015
Send Nominations/Applications to Kevin Duffy, Awards Committee Chairperson, past.president@clta.net.
For awards questions, contact Kevin Duffy at past.president@clta.net or Tanya Zaccone at exec-director@clta.net.

Scoring Rubric

Nominee’s Name or Number ______________________________

 

 Description

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Points Awarded  Weight  Score
Motivation for applying for the grant No explanation of candidate’s motivation for applying for the grant Limited or vague  explanation of candidate’s motivation for applying for the grant, lacking detail Basic explanation of candidate’s motivation for applying for the grant, lacking detail  Clear explanation of candidate’s motivation for applying for the grant,  which may lack specific detail Clear, specific and detailed explanation of candidate’s motivation for applying for the grant  X
4
 =  
How the grant will help the applicant to improve teaching skills No explanation of how the grant will help the applicant to improve teaching skills Limited or vague explanation of how the grant will help the applicant to improve teaching skills Basic explanation of how the grant will help the applicant to improve teaching skills Clear explanation of how the candidate anticipates improving teaching practice Clear, specific and detailed explanation of how the candidate anticipates improving teaching practice  X

8

 =  
Impact on applicant’s students and activities No explanation of impact on applicant’s students and activities Limited or vague explanation of impact on applicant’s students and activities Basic explanation of impact on applicant’s students and activities Clear explanation of impact on applicant’s students and activities Clear, specific, detailed explanation of impact on applicant’s students and activities  X

8

 =  
Letters of recommendation support candidate’s participation in this specific grant No letters of recommendation – candidate not eligible Generic statement of support for candidate with no detail Generic statement of support for candidate which lacks significant detail relevant  to this grant program Current support for candidate’s motivation and anticipated outcome, which may lack specific detail Current specific and detailed support for candidate’s motivation and anticipated outcome  X
 4
 =  
 TOTAL  =   _____/96
Also applying for a LangAbrod grant? YES NO(LangAbrod grants not available with Sydney Gorman Grant; LangABroD not available for Italian sscholarships for 2015 because travel funds are already incuded) Granted LangAbrod? YES NO

Italian Scholarship for CLTA Conference attendance 2015

Checklist for requirements

Y/N File sent pdf, including application form to past.president@clta.net by January 15, 2015

Y/N Evidence of CLTA membership for current year (2014-2015) and last year (2014) – you may get membership information at membership@clta.net.

Y/N Brief professional resume/CV

Y/N Two letters of recommendation

Y/N Evidence that applicant is employed as Italian teacher in California

Y/N Letter from applicant including

  • assurance that applicant will attend minimum Friday-Sunday of the Conference
  • assurance that the applicant will receive the scholarship publicly at the Conference
  • assurance that the applicant will write a brief description of Conference experiences and professional development that were useful to the applicant, to be included on the website
  • reason(s) the applicant wants to attend Conference for professional development
  • how the applicant hopes to improve teaching skills
  • how the applicant expects students to benefit from the teacher’s attendance and participation at the Conference